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Skillet Brownies

Decadent brownies flecked with chocolate and toffee chips and baked in mini cast iron skillets.
You guys know that I have a pretty serious love affair going on with desserts, like my No Bake Cookies. However, when it comes to individually portioned desserts, my obsession becomes even greater. From Nutella Cheesecake Brownie Trifles to No Bake Raspberry Cheesecakes – I’m simply all about them.

Not only do I have a love affair with individual desserts, I’m also pretty obsessed with Amazon. With a new baby in the house, convenience is super important, so I find myself using my Prime account to buy everything from baby clothes to dog bones.

There’s really nothing better than having necessities (hello, salted caramel brownie brittle) delivered directly to your door. Let’s just say we’re on a first name basis with our amazing UPS delivery man. Although I’m fairly certain he secretly thinks we’re hoarders.

skilletbrownies2RSLast week, Lodge Miniature Cast Iron Pans popped up under the Amazon Recommends section and they promptly went into my cart. I adore cast iron pans, but mini cast iron pans takes that adoration to a completely different level.

I immediately started dreaming of mini frittatas, mini blueberry buckles, and cast iron skillet brownies. And it definitely didn’t take long for the mini skillet brownies to become a delicious reality.

I started with a decadent fudgy brownie base and folded in chocolate chips and toffee bits – because let’s be honest here, less is definitely not more when it comes to brownies.

They’re pretty perfect on their own, but if you’re really looking to push these skillet brownies over the edge, top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of hot fudge sauce and a sprinkling of toffee chips. They may put you in a minor food coma, but I promise, it will be worth every single bite.

Source Info:
Lodge 5-inch Cast Iron Skillets from Amazon.

Skillet Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces plus 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided use
  • 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, choppe
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided use
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl over simmering water, melt butter, 4 ounces of chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate until smooth. Set aside and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until well combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together 1/4 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt and add to the chocolate mixture, stirring until just combined. In a medium bowl, toss together the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, toffee bits and one tablespoon of flour and fold them into the chocolate mixture. Divide batter into five 3-1/2 inch cast iron skillets and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, taking care not to overbake.
  5. If desired, top warm skillet brownies with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and toffee bits.

Recipe slightly adapted from Ina Garten via Food Network.

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Donna Stevens

Saturday 17th of September 2016

In answer to the above question about substituting cocoa for unsweetened chocolate. The chocolate square is 1 ounce and that would be equal to 3 tablespoons of cocoa plus 1 tablespoon of butter. I can't wait to try this recipe. It sounds so delicious and we are chocolate lovers at our house.

Jamie

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Thank you, Donna! We're chocolate lovers at our house, too!

Janon

Friday 26th of August 2016

Hi, Jamie! These look so cute and very delicious. Can coca powder be substituted for the chocolate squares? If so, how much for the same serving? I looked through the comments (before posting) and didn't see any similar questions. Thanks so much!

P.S. I love your site! :D

Jamie

Monday 29th of August 2016

Janon- Thanks so much for stopping by. I haven't tried this recipe using cocoa powder, so I am not sure how it will work in this recipe. Sorry I am not more of a help. -Jamie

tari

Friday 4th of March 2016

I dont have a skillet that goes into the ove :-( can i make them in a normal muffin tin?

Jamie

Monday 7th of March 2016

Hi, Tari! I think you could probably make them in a muffin tin. Make sure you watch them as they bake so they don't get too done. I think the baking time would probably reduce by almost as much as half. I hope you enjoy them!

Madison Rogers

Friday 29th of January 2016

Hi Jamie! 

I'm wondering how to make these in a 3.5 inch cast iron skillet (2 servings). Would really appreciate any info on the quantity/ratio of ingredients or even some tips on how to find these!

Thank you so much in advance :) Madison

Jamie

Sunday 31st of January 2016

Madison- This recipe yields 5 servings when baked in a 3.5-inch skillet. I would cut the recipe in half to yield about 2.5 servings. Reducing the ratios to anything less may be a little difficult. I hope this helps! -Jamie

Jeanne

Saturday 16th of January 2016

Can this be made in one bigger cast iron skillet? Look yummy but don't know where to find them that small.

Jamie

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Hi, Jeanne! I think they could be made in a bigger skillet. Just watch the baking time so they don't over bake. I hope you enjoy it!

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